Thorne Dreyer's guest, Colin Leyden, is the Texas Political Director of the Environmental Action Defense Fund. Leyden's areas of expertise include oil and gas, energy policy, ground-level ozone, and air quality. Colin is responsible for coordinating and promoting EDF and EDF Action’s political engagement in Texas -- from the local level to the state’s congressional delegation.
The Environmental Defense Fund or EDF is a United States-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. The group is known for its work on issues including global warming, ecosystem restoration, oceans, and human health, and advocates using sound science, economics, and law to find environmental solutions that work. It is nonpartisan, and its work often advocates market-based solutions to environmental problems. EDF Action, the advocacy partner of the Environmental Defense Fund, builds transformative political power to help protect our environment and the health of American families.
Zoom image: Clockwise from upper left: Colin Leyden, Rag Radio engineer Tracey Schulz, and Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer.
Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement.
The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is a frequent guest host; and Glenn Smith and Roy Casagranda are our political analysts.
During the pandemic the syndicated show is recorded earlier in the week at our home studio and broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Central time on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH. Learn more about Rag Radio here.